When the City of Gig Harbor was designated a certified local government (CLG) by the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) in 2005, it became eligible to apply for federal pass-through grants for local preservation projects and heritage education opportunities. The City’s new Register of Historic Places allows property owners who invest in their registered structure to take advantage of valuable property tax incentives. This volunteer, incentive-based program is one way that the City can encourage preservation projects that will help protect our landmarks and cultural resources for future generations.
Since 2006, the City has received over $2 million dollars in preservation funds that have contributed to preserving the character of our maritime city. Projects included restoration of the Eddon Boat Building, Pier, and Marine Railways. Future funding is expected for the historic Ancich Brothers Netshed at Ancich Park.